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Akuhata Himiona

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …


Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    3rd August 1888 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 April 2024 - Military Records
  • Place of birth
    Awahuri, Manawatu-Wanganui Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 April 2024 - Military Records
  • Birth notes
    Son of Himiona Te Oha Te Mataku and Marara Ngawinika Te Mataku Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 April 2024 -
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Awahuri, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Teone Himiona (brother), Aorangi, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1917 Akuhata HIMIONA married Ani Kawhena TEIETI Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 April 2024 - NZ BDM Marriage Records


Wars and conflicts

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    WWI 16/375 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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    • Shot in knee, Gallipoli, sent home, dis 30.6.16, unfit for service due to war injury. Full life afterwards. AWMM
    • 23rd July 1953 Akuhata HIMIONA died in Palmerston North Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 April 2024 - Military Record


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  • Anzac day year 2020
    Thinking of you our Koro Akuhata Himiona
    Love you always.
    Public - Janine - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • Thank you Koro for all that you did for our country and whanau I'm truly honored to be a part of who you are, I'm going to make it a priority to always get up before the sun rises on Anzac day and stand in a moment of silence to remember everything you and all your comrades did for us. Even though I have never got the chance to meet you I'll always know that you are apart of me. Moe mai ra e koro.
    Public - Karauria James - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
  • proud to be a direct descendant of our koro akuhata himiona...KAUWHATA ME NUI TONU AKE XXX always remembered and always in our hearts.....
    Public - waki te hingawaka shane - Relative - 3 October 2015
  • Kia Ora koro. l am proud to be part of your bloodline> KAUWHATA HI!! Always in ours hearts for generations to come. LOVE YOU KORO,xxxx0xx.
  • Love you Koro Akuhata. i am standing in the only Nz Armed Forces kapahaka group and i am proud to say that you are my connection to the NZ Army love you always xox
    Public - janine sapphire - Other Relative - 18 February 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 331 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 April 2024Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
25 April 2020JanineHalcombeDirect descendant
24 April 2020Karauria JamesWaharoa,New Zealand Direct descendant
27 September 2016waki te hingawaka shane524 awahurifeilding road rd9 palmerston northRelative
19 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne NZResearcher

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